You flutter your eyes at me and flash a vertical grin.
When you lay alongside someone, time moves as if you were underwater.
Sometimes that’s good.
But right now? I don’t know ‘cause I think you just told me you love me.
I’m not sure, I can only hear vowels...
But like... We’ve known each other for—
And I’m actively trying to—
So it couldn’t have been...
3 bats of your lashes have gone by since the word left your mouth
Dammit, by the time I’ve processed this it’s gonna be too late to give a kind response
Is there even a kind of response that doesn’t involve “you too”?
Now would be a great time to black-out.
I don’t know what it means to try to black-out but I do.
2 more bats of your lashes like pounding thuds of a tower clock.